Wellness 15 June 2021

Urinary Incontinence: What is it, causes, and what to do?

Index

  1. The bladder: What is urinary incontinence?
  2. The bladder: causes of urinary incontinence
  3. The bladder: what to do about urinary incontinence

 

Dear Friend,

Not having control of the situation surrounding us may not be pleasant, but not having control of your own body is something we dislike!

You are the one who decides whether to comb your hair with a parting in the middle or whether to wear a ponytail, and you are the one who decides whether to dress in blue or in “total black”, you’re the one who decides whether to move your right leg or left leg first.

When we don’t have power over what to do and how to treat our bodies, it’s natural to be annoyed or angry.

This takes on even more significance when it comes to not being able to contain one’s urine.
We feel embarrassed and rather avoid going out or living our lives.

Why?
Because we’re not in control and it’s obnoxious!😥

These are understandable and normal states of mind, but we must also find the strength to get up and take back the reins of our days: we are butterflies that must continue to fly.🦋

Let’s understand together what it means to be unable to contain urine and discover the causes of getting back to flapping our brilliant wings..

PS: if you don’t know, you can contact me directly!

The bladder: What is urinary incontinence?

What do we mean by the term urinary incontinence? What does that mean?

Female urinary incontinence is a widespread pathology, 1 in 4 women suffer from it, and it is the involuntary loss of urine during the day and night.

The International Continence Society defines ir as a real hygienic and social problem that silently blocks many of us in Italy and the world. 😔

You still look beautiful, like a butterfly!

There are various types of incontinence:

  • Stress urinary incontinence: the unintentional loss of urine occurs during efforts such as coughing or sneezing, bending, sudden movements, lifting heavy objects or performing a physical activity that presses on the abdominal area. It is the most common form of incontinence.
  • Urgent urinary incontinence: the urge to pee becomes so urgent that we don’t have time to get to the services. This form is also referred to as the Overactive Bladder. The urge to urinate is sudden, and we cannot control it.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence: sometimes, both stress incontinence and urge incontinence may be present.

In addition, episodes of:

  • Regurgitation urinary incontinence: the bladder is so full of urine that our faucet can no longer contain it.
    Let’s think about those times when we were stuck in traffic, and we had to go to the bathroom: the auto grill or the bar along the road were our salvation!
  • Nocturnal incontinenceis the involuntary loss of urine during sleep and at night. It is common in children but can also occur in adulthood.

 

If you find yourself in one of these types, remember that they don’t define the colors of your wings or the way you twirl through the flowers – they don’t tell the story of who you are.🦋

The bladder: causes of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence, unfortunately, is ageless and can depend on several causes.

In women, the likelihood of this condition increases at two specific times: after childbirth or during menopause, due to bladder prolapse (the bladder slides toward the opening of the vagina) or due to aging tissues.

But you can fly again, that’s the most important thing.❤️

Specifically:

The causes of stress urinary incontinence may be a weakness in the structures that support the urethra and bladder. People who do heavy work or overwork their abdomen, obese people or pregnant women, are more susceptible.

The causes of urge incontinence may be related to:

  • inflammation and infection of the bladder, such as cystitis;
  • more psychological and behavioral factors;
  • Weakening of the pelvic floor,which increases pressure on the bladder;
  • nervous or muscular diseases;
  • side effects of certain medications.

So nervous 😤
I want to get better though, that’s what I want now and I’m going to make it!

 

The bladder: what to do about urinary incontinence

What should I do then? 🤔
I’ll explain it to you right now!

It is very important to make the most accurate diagnosis possible with your doctor and urologist to identify the causes of your incontinence.

For a complete clinical evaluation, you can perform:

  1. ultrasound or radiographic analysis of the lower urinary tract;
  2. urine culture to see if it’s from an infection or inflammation of the bladder;
  3. pelvic floor assessment;
  4. sometimes, they’re even necessary:
    – the PAD test (assessment of the amount of urine lost);
    – urodynamic examinations that study the function of the urethra and bladder.

The professionals and experts in the field will show you the analysis that is needed in your specific case.🤗

But you can also contribute to your own well-being!

There are “ways to do things” that can help you in your everyday life even more so if you have urinary incontinence, such as quitting or reducing your cigarette and coffee consumption.
I know vices are not easy to give up!

 

I hope you can retake flight, proud of your inner and outer beauty.💛

Please write to me anytime.It will be a real pleasure to support you in achieving your serenity.😍

 

Big hug!

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